Behind-the-Scenes: The LEGO Movie Experience at LEGOLand (NOW OPEN)

Today, Legoland California Resort will open a behind-the-scenes look at the real movie set of The LEGO Movie at its new exhibit: The Lego Movie Experience.

Last month, I took my son to the premier of The LEGO Movie and, the next day, to the press junket at LEGOLand where we got to meet the voice of WyldStyle, Elizabeth Banks. My son thought that was pretty cool...

but not as cool as seeing the set of the movie!

Here's my little Master Builder!

Here's my little Master Builder!

The LEGO Movie Experience at LEGOLand California (b).jpg
The LEGO Movie Experience at LEGOLand California (c).jpg
What does my little Master Builder spy?

What does my little Master Builder spy?

An ice cream truck... sort of.

An ice cream truck... sort of.

Personally, I prefer the coffee blasting vehicle.

Personally, I prefer the coffee blasting vehicle.

Imagine the road trips you could have in THIS baby!!!

Imagine the road trips you could have in THIS baby!!!

This was our favorite spot. It's also the place we had our age old argument of Kragling the Millennium Falcon.

This was our favorite spot. It's also the place we had our age old argument of Kragling the Millennium Falcon.

Here's my Master Builder at the dad's desk. Now he wants the same thing. Good luck, kid!

Here's my Master Builder at the dad's desk. Now he wants the same thing. Good luck, kid!

Some more fun facts about The LEGO Movie Experience at LEGOLand California:

  • It took LEGO Master Builders 5 weeks to design models that make up the worlds that appear in Finn’s basement in the film.
  • It took a team of 10 LEGO Master Builders 2,000 hours (full-time over 5 weeks) to build all of the models.
  • The finished models contain approximately 1.5 million LEGO bricks and elements.

There's also a giant model of the movie logo on property. It took two weeks to design and four Master Builders spent about 220 collective hours putting it together. Pretty impressive. What's not impressive? I didn't get a shot of it. Next time...